I think that my biggest complaint with the original Silent Swords game for the iPhone and iPod touch was the controls. The stealth game was fun and challenging, but the controls seriously lacked any sort of innovation or general ease of use. Luckily, that is one of the things Oniric Games’ recently released prequel, Silent Swords ZERO, addresses.
Survival horror is one of the most underrepresented genres on the iDevice. Barring a couple of mediocre Resident Evil titles and the superb but short Fallen EP-1 there is really nothing to get the adrenaline flowing. Well, Chillingo decided to capitalise on this lack and released Vampire Origins, a game ambitiously dubbed “The most advanced survival horror to hit the app store”. Read on to find how “advanced” it really is.
Fancy all things Zombies? If so, this Freebie of the day should interest you. Developer Gihad Chbib’s 3-In-1Ultimate Zombie Pack has dropped in price from $9.99 to free, thanks to FreeAppADay. This zombie pack includes the games: Zombie Assault Classic, Zombie Assault XMas Special and Zombie Horde. As I have yet to try these games myself though, I can’t comment on whether they’re worth your while. But as they say, never let a 3-in-1 zombie pack pass you by…
And while we’re on the topic of Zombies, shigzeo has recently asked our forum members – Zombies VS Vampires: who would win? So who do you think will come out on top? Brain-thirsting Zombies or blood-craving Vampires?
Gihad Chbib, 3-IN-1 ULTIMATE ZOMBIE PACK! – Free
Chillingo’s Vampire Origins, a game we first covered nearly a year ago, has finally been released for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Billed as an “advanced survival horror”, players will assume control of a vampire hunter through eye-catching 3D environments via touchscreen or dual-stick controls. The storyline is as follows:
After being trained by the ancient fathers known only as The Order, Vincent began his life as a vampire hunter. His deep hatred for the blood-sucking scourge grew exponentially after his bride was brutally murdered. Vincent’s anger grew and the destruction that lay in his wake brought him to the attention of Valafar, the evil Vampire leader.
Valafar, The highest of the Vampire Lords challenged Vincent to dual. Valafar was too strong and upon loosing the fight and being cast into the depths of the underworld. Only the memory of his fallen bride remained with Vincent, now a shadow of his former self. Driven by revenge, Vincent now returns to the mortal realm to bring war to the plague of vampires that had infested or destroyed all that was good in the world.
Priced at higher than usual $6.99 price point, Chillingo are hoping that Vampire Origins will be a big hit with fans of the genre. From what we’ve seen thus far, there’s a great chance that V.O will impress. Stay tuned for our review right here on TMA… in the mean time, video footage of the game awaits within.
Chillingo Ltd, Vampire Origins – $6.99
Gamevil’s highly anticipated sequel Zenonia 2 has finally hit the App Store. Zenonia, arguably one of the best Action RPGs for the iDevice, makes its return with a bang and this follow up looks to improve upon its predecessor in every aspect.
ZENONIA 2: The Lost Memories has been highly enhanced in every aspect compared to the original. Full character and control customization, four characters following individual epic storylines, three different modes, asynchronous online PvP feature and an extended world of ZENONIA guarantee greater enjoyment!
Fans of Zenonia will undoubtedly be snapping up this extremely promising sequel in a heart beat. At $4.99, RPG gamers could be looking at another awesome bargain – one that’ll give ‘em hours of button mashin’ gameplay. Be sure to look for our review in the coming days!
Gamevil, Zenonia 2: Lost Memories – $4.99
When I was 13, nothing ate my quarters faster than Samurai Spirits. Thankfully, sweet action can be had for the 3$ down at the App Store. I reckon that if Caligo Chaser, a new RPG-esque beat ‘em up, was at the arcades now, I’d be drowning in bled change. Com2uS’ latest is fun – hella fun; its got button-mashing, character-building, and even quests to augment is great combo-chasing battle engine which should thrill every violence-craving gamer.
Just so you don’t miss out, read this review. It is better than the ones in our colleagues’ websites for the very reason that TMA feels … Com2uS’s song choice – for us, it’s like running the Swedish mile on a full English Breakfast. If you don’t believe me, check out our damn good Caligo Chaser preview. Feel free to discuss this review of Caligo Chaser in our forums.
When it comes to action games (or any genre for that matter), nothing beats a sexy protagonist kicking major ass. On the iDevice, we’ve seen Mary Dubois of Garter & Ghouls prey on the undead, while Daisy Mae feast on Aliens in Daisy Mae’s Alien Buffet. Well, thanks to developer doublesix, there’s a new heroine in town and she goes by the name Babeorella.
Half way through her 5 year mission to bring love to the universe Babeorella crash lands on a stray asteroid. Unfortunately, this particular asteroid was a secret killer robot base and she now has to fight for her life against a never ending horde of deadly mechanical monsters. Babeorella is no ordinary lady though, equipped with an array of weapons for just such an occasion the robots will have a tough time taking her out.
A space babe who’s wearing nothing but pick-me-up boots/hot pants AND on a mission to bring love to the universe? It seems as though doublesix’s latest App Store addition is off to a good start already. In terms of gameplay, attacks are divided into: close combat (kicks and punches), mid-range (whip and hammer) and Long Range (pistols and other artillery). Want to see Babeorella in action and kick some robot tail? Video trailer after the break!
doublesix, Babeorella – $2.99
Have you ever thought how great it would be to have super-powers? But, as they say, “with great power comes great responsibility”. So it’s time to get off your *** and go get those bad guys. With Chillingo’s recent release, The Hero, follow the daily life of the flying and punching hunk of a superhero. Goofy police chief and busty reporter included! Feel free to discuss this review of The Hero in our forums.
I’m going make this short and sweet to get it out as soon as possible. Assassin’s Creed II: Multiplayer is out now and FREE for only 48 hours (God knows how much time is still left). It is a MMORPG spin-off of the main series exclusively for the iPhone. Compete against up to 3 other players in an fight to become the Master Assassin.
Get it now and check out the details and screens after the gap later.
Some time ago I was blessed with an invitation to a closed beta-test of a new RPG from Com2US – creators of arguably the best Action/RPG on the iDevice at the moment – Inotia 2: A Wanderer of Luone (TMA Review – Kiss It). They have undertaken an ambitious task of claiming the crown of side scrolling Beat-em-up RPGs currently held by HYBRID: Eternal Whisper (TMA Review – Kiss it). And today I’m going to give you a preview of what will be in store once Caligo Chaser is released – with video nonetheless!
Well, Caligo Chaser is out now! Check it out at the App Store:
Com2uS Inc., Caligo Chaser – $2.99